Bernard-Henri Lévy – Talks at Google : Left in Dark Times (September 24, 2008)
Bernard-Henri Levy visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book “Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism.” This event took place on September 24, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series.
In this unprecedented critique, Bernard-Henri Lévy, one of the worlds leading intellectuals revisits his political roots, scrutinizes the totalitarianisms of the past as well as those on the horizon, and argues powerfully for a new political and moral vision for our times. Are human rights Western or universal? Does anti-Semitism have a future, and, if so, what will it look like? And how is it that progressives themselves-those who in the past defended individual rights and fought fascism-have now become the breeding ground for new kinds of dangerous attitudes. Illuminating these and other questions, Lévy also brings to life his own autobiography.
Bernard-Henri Lévy is a philosopher, journalist, activist, and filmmaker. He was hailed by Vanity Fair magazine as Superman and prophet: we have no equivalent in the United States. Among his dozens of books are American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face, and Who Killed Daniel Pearl? His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications throughout Europe and the United States. His films include the documentaries Bosna! and A Day in the Death of Sarajevo. Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racism and has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.
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